REPORT

Title : Housing and Land Rights in India
Author: 
Housing and Land Rights Network
Date: 
Sunday 31st January 2016 Asia/Kolkata
Copyrights: 
Housing and Land Rights Network
Synopsis: 
Status Report for Habitat III
HIGHLIGHTS: 
I. INTRODUCTION

II. URBAN HOUSING AND LIVING CONDITIONS
Inadequacy of Urban Housing
Homelessness
Forced Evictions
The Failure of Resettlement
Property Speculation and Diversion of Land

III. RURAL HOUSING, LAND, AND LIVING CONDITIONS
Agrarian Distress
Displacement from Infrastructure and other Projects
Land Acquisition by the Armed Forces

IV. IMPACTS OF DISASTERS ON HOUSING AND LAND

V. CONFLICT-INDUCED DISPLACEMENT

VI. DISCRIMINATION IN ACCESS TO HOUSING AND LAND
Scheduled Castes/Dalits
Scheduled Tribes
Muslims
Women
Children
Persons with Disabilities
Sexual Minorities

VII. PERSECUTION OF HOUSING AND LAND RIGHTS DEFENDERS

VIII. LAW AND POLICY FRAMEWORK RELATED TO HOUSING AND LAND
Central Laws
Central Policies and Schemes
State Laws, Policies, and Schemes
Court Judgements

IX. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

X. RECOMMENDATIONS TO UN-HABITAT FOR HABITAT III

XI. CONCLUSION
ANNEXURES
1. Recommendations to India on Housing and Land by United Nations Treaty
Bodies and Special Procedures
2. Recommendations Related to Housing and Land from India’s Second Universal
Periodic Review (2012)
3. Reported Incidences of Forced Evictions in India between 2010 and 2015